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A cyclist stops to look out over Lamlash Bay and the village of Lamlash with Goatfell behind, Isle of Arran
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By the sea
By the sea ››

What can you see by the sea? Take a trip down to the beach this summer in Scotland.

  • Looking along the promenade of the beach at Aberdeen Codona's Fairground and the Grampian Big Wheel visible in the background
    The promenade of the beach at Aberdeen
  • Looking across the beach of Sandyhills Bay, near Colvend
    Sandyhills Bay, near Colvend
  • Warebeth beach looking toward the Isle of Hoy
    Warebeth beach looking toward the Isle of Hoy
  • Looking across the beach of West Sands to St Andrews, Fife
    West Sands beach, St Andrews, Fife
  • Children running down sand dunes on Yellowcraigs beach
    Yellowcraigs Beach

Explore the beaches in Scotland on a quiet walk along sandy shores, past rugged moors and by clear blue waters.

As part of an island, Scotland is surrounded by plenty of beautiful beaches, many of which have won awards from Keep Scotland Beautiful and the world organisation, Blue Flag. Beaches in Scotland are a great place to go for a quiet walk, to play with the children or to take part in watersports activities. Whatever you choose to do on the sands of Scotland, keep your eyes peeled for marine life in the waters and seabirds flying overhead.

Check out the information listings and plan a trip to beaches in Scotland today.

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  1. Mealasta Beach, Uig

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    Uig - Lewis

    Mealista beach is located in Uig, on the west of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

  2. Sandend

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    Cullen

    This beautiful beach is a broad sandy bay with the exception of a few small areas of pebbles.

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    North Uist

    Tigharry and Houghharry beaches are found on North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  4. Barassie Beach

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    Troon

    This is a beautiful stretch of sandy beach with views of the Isle of Arran and the Firth of Clyde.

  5. Sanna Bay

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    Sanna Bay is situated at the most westerly point in mainland Britain on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.

  6. Machrihanish

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    Machrihanish

    Machrihanish beach is a gorgeous and unique golden beach located next to Machrihanish Golf Club on the beautiful Mull of Kintyre Peninsular.

  7. Eyemouth Beach

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    Eyemouth

    The historic town of Eyemouth offers a sandy north-facing beach which is popular with residents and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

  8. Inverboyndie Beach

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    Banff

    This charming blue flag beach is located to the west of Banff in Aberdeen City and Shire.

  9. Crail Roome Bay

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    Crail

    Roome Bay is located in Crail, the Kingdom of Fife.

  10. Daliburgh Beach

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    South Uist

    Daliburgh beach is located on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

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